Luetkemeyer, Blaine


Heather Mote of Iberia Named Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, May 9, 2017 -

After dozens of pieces of artwork were submitted to U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) office, Heather Mote of Iberia has been named the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Heather, a freshman at Iberia High School, used charcoal to create the winning artwork titled “Courageous.” Heather will have her work displayed along with other winners from congressional districts across the country in the Cannon Tunnel in the United States Capitol. In addition, Heather will receive airfare to attend a ceremony and reception in Washington, D.C. this summer.

“Having the opportunity to call Heather and tell her that it was her artwork that ultimately won this year’s Congressional Art Competition is a conversation I will not forget,” Luetkemeyer said. “She was surprised and genuinely overcome with excitement about the opportunity that she has received. I look forward to meeting her when she comes to Washington this summer and she can proudly show off her artwork to everyone who walks the halls of the United States Capitol each and every day. I want to thank all of the participants for another successful year of the art competition.”

The first runner-up was Kate Williams, a senior from Washington High School with the artwork entitled “Love Always, Your Jack.” Ashley Jones, a sophomore at North Callaway High School, was the second runner-up with the artwork entitled “Sunrise in D.C.” The third runner-up was Alexis Martin, a senior at Warrenton High School. Her artwork is entitled “Aesthete.”

The winning entries were selected by Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin.